Thursday, October 7, 2010

Meat and potatoes

Out of every crazy little thing I've tried to cook or bake I've never made the basic meat and potatoes. After a morning of babysitting I headed to the store with every intent of buying a chuck roast. When my oldest sister makes meat and potatoes in the crock pot it's amazing! Her meat shreds and you can put it on rolls to have as sandwiches. Somehow when I left the store I must have bought a rump roast. Which does not shred. I didn't realize it was the wrong roast  until everything was done cooking.
When I got home I put the roast in the crock pot with a couple cups of water, carrots, potatoes, celery and seasoning.
Typically you cook it on low all day so the meat is super tender and flavorful. I had a late start so I cooked it on high for 4 hours. When it was done it looked beautiful! But once I tried to shred the meat, it wouldn't budge. That's when I called my mom for help and realized I got the wrong meat! hah! So I cut it up and it still tasted fabulous :)
Next time I'll make sure I buy the right meat! But I was also told I could use ground beef or tri tip as well.


  1. mMMmMM My mom makes this all the time but instead of water she uses beef broth and lipton onion soup mix. We all *hate* onions but that's the way my grandmother made it and it add another layer of flavoring and is amazing.

  2. totally makes sense! i should try that next time too!